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Eric Capuano

Recon InfoSec
CTO
Austin, TX
Eric Capuano injects his passion for forensics into every facet of his life. "There is nothing dull or boring about studying advanced adversarial tactics in an effort to become a highly effective defender," he says, comparing this work to a never-ending game of chess where the impacts are real, the stakes are high, and a passion for the game makes it worthwhile to play.
Eric's career in information security has centered around defending critical networks, often tied to national security or similarly important missions, starting as an information security tactics developer for the United States Air Force. Later, he specialized in intrusion detection signature development, and since departing active duty he has lead cybersecurity operations in both private and government entities. 
Today Eric serves as founder and CTO of Recon Infosec, a provider of managed security services and network defense range simulations. Previously, Eric managed the Security Operations Center for the Texas Department of Public Safety, where he singlehandedly built the agency's first CSIRT, and is an instructor for SANS FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting, a role he's proud to fill. 
"I firmly believe there is no higher quality training program, in this field or many others for that matter, than SANS," says Eric. "The seamless combination of world-class expert instructors and highly relevant, in-depth course material is unparalleled in any other program I have encountered."